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Clutch issue

Hi all! I have a 78' Porsche 924 that has not been driven for the past 3 months as I was doing some body repair in my spare time. I finished the re-assembly of the body today and was going to back it outside to wash and now my clutch seems to be frozen in the engaged position. When I try to start the car in gear with the clutch pedal pushed in, it lurches as the the pedal was not pressed. Sorry I cant give more details at the moment (I currently am working alone and have no one to help). I will post me details later, once I have a second set of hands. I last drove the car in May so it seems strange to me that it would freeze up this quickly. I have had no clutch issues previously and I have owned the vehicle for a year or so.

What steps should I try to release the clutch? Is this a common problem among 924's?

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks!

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Old 08-23-2011, 02:58 PM
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try starting it in neutral. then go into a gear. Is it stuck in gear??
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The disc is frozen to the flywheel. . .not a 924 problem, an old neglected car problem. Try to start it in first then go off and off the gas with pedal depressed and it should break free.
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Have you checked your clutch cable?

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Done a bit more looking...

-The engine will start in neutral but when I go to put in in gear it grinds.

-The clutch cable does move and the shaft going into the bell housing also move but only a small amount. I assume this is normal.
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Have you adjusted the clutch lever per Haynes page 144?

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I got the clutch loose today. Thanks Rasta Monsta, your method work.

I know I need to replace my clutch in the near future, but I am going to put it off just a little bit longer as I have just put a lot of money and time in to the car

Thanks all for the help
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I'd give it a little burn at this point. . .long slow start in 2nd with lots of slip.

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